Signing up and starting
It is very easy to try Sam and sign up for your trial.
You do not need a credit card, only your email, and it takes 1 minute. You should follow this guide on a laptop, desktop or tablet, not your smartphone. Sam works on all devices but it is optimized for laptop, desktop and tablet screens.
Later on, login is very simple, but it is unlike most apps.
With Sam, you do not need to remember a password.
Instead, once a week, when you login, Sam sends you an email with a one time access code by email. This method is extremely secure as there is no risk of hacking our servers and steal your password.
Here is how it works.
First you enter your email address.
The standard mode is a feature to avoid sending an email every time you need to login, because this would be tedious. Instead, once a week, you need to login with a code sent by email, and any other time, you will only need your PIN. The alternative mode is only when you login on public devices, for example in a library, cafe, etc..
The email access code is your real authentication. This code works only once, and only on the device you are trying to authenticate. Make sure what you receive in your email matches the beginning of the code on screen.
TIP : For this to work, you should make sure Sam's emails do not go to your junk/spam folder. A good way to make sure to see them, is to add firstname.lastname@example.org as a contact in your email software.
TIP : If you need to add users in your team (up to 10 are included by default), you can do this in the Setup menu. More on this at the bottom of this article.
Quick Tour of SAM9000 Features